NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 SEASON: SOUNDINGS: NEW MUSIC AT THE NASHER
8/26/2011 10:15:17 PM
Innovative Music Series Returns on September 30; Season Tickets Now On Sale.
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DALLAS, Texas (August 22, 2011) – The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to welcome back for a second season, Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, the innovative new music series that has delighted Dallas audiences and critics alike with its lineup of groundbreaking performances featuring world-renowned musicians. New this year, the Nasher Sculpture Center has made available for purchase season tickets to all four performances at a special rate of $65 for Members and $80 for non-Members.
“It was apparent from the first Soundings concert that Seth Knopp had created something very special for the Dallas music scene. We look forward to welcoming him back for the 2011-2012 season as we continue our conversation between sculpture and music through the most advanced contemporary musical forms,” said Jeremy Strick, Director, Nasher Sculpture Center.
Created in partnership with Seth Knopp, a founding member of the Peabody Trio and artistic director of Yellow Barn Music School and Festival, the 2011-2012 season will feature four concerts at the Nasher Sculpture Center. The first concert kicks off on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 pm with “Intimate Letters”: Cultural outrage and personal tragedy from Mahler to Slam Poetry Presented by Music by Yellow Barn, which will feature a unique convergence of performance poetry by the California youth organization, With Our Words, paired with music by the Grammy Award-winning Parker String Quartet, as well as Seth Knopp on piano and baritone William Sharp. Three additional concerts will take place on Friday, November 4, 2011; Friday, March 9, 2012 and Friday, April 20, 2012.
"At the Nasher Sculpture Center new art not only refers to the art of our day but new ways of looking at art made by past generations. Soundings hopes to reflect this wonderfully alive curatorial approach with its 2011-2012 season, continuing its dialogue with a Dallas audience that has embraced this series with remarkable enthusiasm from its very inception,” said Seth Knopp, Artistic Director of Soundings.
Season tickets are available for purchase at 214.242.5133, and include special VIP seating reserved for season ticket holders. Individual concert tickets for the September 30 concert are now on sale and available on-line at, NasherSculptureCenter.org/Soundings or by phone at 888.695.0888 for $20 for Members and $25 for Non-members.
About the Nasher Sculpture Center:
Open since October 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is dedicated to the display and study of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Center is located on a 2.4-acre site in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Renzo Piano, a world-renowned architect and winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1998, is the architect of the Center’s 55,000-square-foot building. Piano worked in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker on the design of the two-acre sculpture garden.
The Nasher Sculpture Center was the longtime dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher, who together formed one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world. The Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection includes masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, and Serra, among others, and continues to grow and evolve.
The Nasher Sculpture Center presents rotating exhibitions of works from the Nasher Collection as well as special exhibitions drawn from other museums and private collections. In addition to indoor gallery space, the Center contains an auditorium, education and research facilities, a cafe, and a store.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. General Admission to the Center is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members and children 12 and under. For more information, visit www.NasherSculptureCenter.org.
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